Alice Paul Tapper, a 10-year-old Junior Girl Scout from the Nation's Capital council shares the story behind why her troop decided to create the "Raise Your Hand" patch. After attending a class field trip where all the boys stood in the front and raised their hands while most of the girls quietly stayed in the back, Alice decided to find a way for her troop to help spread the message of confidence and leadership to other girls, leading to the creation of the "Raise Your Hand" patch.
As with every patch in Girl Scouts, you have to earn this one. To get it, a Girl Scout needs to pledge to raise her hand in class and recruit at least three other girls who promise to do the same. Troops across the country can order this patch, so join Alice and pledge to raise your hand.